Baltimore Center Stage: dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory
dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory
October 09–November 17
  • By Marcus Gardley
  • Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Oscar Clifton is a Blues man living through his memories of the past, until his estranged grandson Marcus pays a visit. Together, they confront a history of loves, regrets, and missed opportunities. This acclaimed play by Marcus Gardley is a poetic family drama set in the key of Blues—a memory-scape skipping seamlessly across the decades.  


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"The legacies of August Wilson and Tennessee Williams meet the bright future of American playwriting… A play and a production brimming with emotional and thematic riches."— WYPR
"Visually stunning and emotionally stirring piece of theater." — DC Metro Theater Arts
"Vivid poetry…punchy, streetwise dialogue. There is meaty stuff in all of this."— The Baltimore Sun
In the News
WYPR — dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory
The Baltimore Sun — Center Stage presents Marcus Gardley's 'dance of the holy ghosts'
MD Theatre Guide — ‘Dance of the Holy Ghosts: A Play on Memory’ at Center Stage
DC Metro Theater Arts — ‘dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory’ at CENTERSTAGE